The Skye High is a wee gem. Ideal for travellers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland.
The Skye High is a wee gem. An ideal Scotland tour for travellers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning lochs, dramatic mountains and the chance to sample the ‘Water of Life’ in a Highland distillery. Then there's the star of the show, a day on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Explore the windswept landscape and the stunning coastline. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends from your Guide and enjoy a couple of great nights in a Highland pub.
We spend 3 days exploring Scotland. We visit Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye.
What Is Included...
Legendary local HAGGiS Guide
Party the night away at Morag’s Lodge, Loch Ness
Trip starts at 8:30am at HAGGiS Adventures, Edinburgh
Trip ends at 5:00pm at HAGGiS Adventures, Edinburgh
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3 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Edinburgh to Loch Ness
We leave Scotland's capital behind at 8.30am and cross the Forth Road Bridge on our way through Macbeth country to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral. We stop at a Highland whisky distillery where you can discover how Scotland’s favourite tipple, the ‘Water of Life’ is made. For those brave enough, there’s even the opportunity to taste a wee dram. Journeying on through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, we follow the entire length of Loch Ness searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast. Our home for the night is the fantastically homely Morag’s Lodge hostel, nestled on the shores of Loch Ness. In the summer months take a cruise on the loch and go monster hunting before partying the night away in a Highland pub.
Day 2: Isle of Skye
Today we travel to the Isle of Skye, also known as the ‘Isle of Mist’ and at the top of the bucket list due to its heart-stopping scenery. This wee island is packed with ruined castles, breathtaking views and faerie stories. Home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans, your Guide will recount Celtic myths and Viking legends from the past millennia. We explore the windswept landscape, stunning coastline and dramatic mountain ranges before returning back to the mainland past the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.
Day 3: Loch Ness to Edinburgh
Leaving the Great Glen, we pass under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Our route south takes us through the stunning rugged landscape of Glencoe, once used as a backdrop in James Bond Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies and the scene of 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan. Journey through one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe when we cross the Rannoch Moor, a vast stretch of land that will show you yet again another side of Scotland. We head past Stirling, the scene of some of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. Hear of local legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before the Highlands change back to the Lowlands. After epic three days, we return to Edinburgh, at approximately 5.00pm.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Skye High
Tour starts from:
HAGGiS Adventures, Edinburgh at 8:30am
Tour ends in:
HAGGiS Adventures, Edinburgh at 5:00pm
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Pre-pay Bundle Multi-Share Hostel (Add at booking).
You can upgrade to a pre-pay bundle private for two (add at booking) from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Highland whisky distillery visit
- Loch Ness cruise (summer only)
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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Yes, depending on availability there is no problem to change dates (a small fee applies). If the new date is more expensive the difference will also need to be paid. You can also transfer the funds you’ve already paid over to another trip of the same or higher value if you change your mind, as long as it’s outside of the notification period.
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